My favorite Android Phone for FB and IG Live: Huawei P9 Review, Specs, Price

Ladies and gents, meet my favorite smartphone; it's a huge favorite of mine that I use this as frequently as my iPhone when doing live videos on Social Media: Huawei P9. Aside from the AMAZING photo and video quality, this has got to be the most sophisticated android phone I've had!

P9 was launched last year, Huawei's offering in the luxury phone arena; packaged in a minimalistic white box; P9 is represented in a way that's truly sleek, chic, and modern.

Inside the box, you will find the following:

User guides x 2
Screen guard
USB cord
Protective hard case
Sim Pin

Perhaps the biggest come on of this smartphone is the fact that it's co-created with Leica, one of the best camera brands in the world. The back camera has 12MP and has two lenses: one lens is RGB and the other, Monochrome; together, they work in capturing more light in every press of the button, thus producing higher quality images with stunning colors and vivid detail.

Front camera has 8MP for better selfies.

With Leica's photography expertise and Huawei's craftsmanship, a smartphone that's perfect for photography and video capture is made in P9.

Here are the specs:

5.2" FHD Screen, 2.5D
1080p (1920 x 1080)
16.7M colors

HUAWEI Kirin 955 (64-bit), Octa-core (4 x 2.5 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53)

Android™ 6.0

EVA-L29: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM*
EVA-L19/EVA-L09: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM*

4G TDD LTEBand38/39/40/B41
4G FDD LTEBand1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26
3G TD-SCDMA: Band34/39
800(B6,Japan)/800(B19,Japan) /850/900/AWS/1900/2100MHz(Band6/19/5/8/4/2/1)
2G GSM: 5/8/4/2/1/6/19

4G TDD LTEBand38/39/40/B41
4G FDD LTEBand1/3/4/7/20
3G TD-SCDMA: Band34/39
3G UMTS: 850/900/AWS/1900/2100MHz(Band5/8/4/2/1)

4G TDD LTEBand38/39/40
4G FDD LTEBand1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26/28
800(B6,Japan)/800(B19,Japan) /850/900/AWS/1900/2100MHz(Band6/19/5/8/4/2/1)


Wi-Fi 2.4G/5Ga/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support
BT4.2, support BLE
USB Type C (High Speed USB)

Fingerprint Sensor, G-Sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, Hall effect sensor,

Main camera
12MP*2, F2.2
Dual-tone flash

Front camera
8MP, F2.4

Audio decoding formats: MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-WB, WMA2-9, RA, PCM, OGG, and FLAC
Audio file formats: MP3, MP4, 3GP, WMA, OGG, AMR, AAC, FLAC, WAV, MIDI, and RA

Video decoding formats: 4K video, H.265, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, RV7-10, Xvid, VP8, WMV9
Video file formats: 3GP, MP4, WMV, RM, RMVB, and ASF

EMUI 4.1


EVA-L29/ EVA-L19: No Support NFC
EVA-L09: Support NFC

The body is sleek, light but not flimsy, and the gorgeous metal body made it feel so luxurious; it's a smartphone that I won't be afraid to whip out of my bag and place on the table in meetings.

One thing I liked about it is the interface sort of reminds me of iPhone, thus I did not have a hard time navigating through the settings and phone.

The screen is very responsive, connectivity to wifi is FAST (it's faster than all of the smartphones I own), and best of all, despite the numerous upgrades on the system, the phone remains responsive and fast.

As for battery life, I can watch a full movie on it and standby time is 1 1/2 days.

I use this baby most of the time with flatlays and product shots; this picture explains it all!

In the title, I mentioned  that I love using this when doing FB and IG live because of its superb front camera; I took this selfie with P9 and mind you, I did not use Android's Beautify setting and I looked amazing, still (I think. LOL).

More things I love doing with this phone? Watching videos and playing games because of the vivid detail; the other smartphones I own have good color quality like P9, but when it comes to detail, this one reigns supreme.

Huawei P9 costs a bit less than iPhone, but I think it can be considered a luxury smartphone due to its price point (this is about P15,000.00- P30,000.00 when it first came out). 

If you don't have a budget for an iPhone, but can still spend a bit over P25,000, I highly recommend Huawei P9; you will love the overall sophisticated feel of the phone and most especially, the camera!

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14 Lovely Thoughts

  1. I am drawn to this because of the Leica partnership hihihi. I really wanted to have beautiful photos even with just phone since I still can't afford to buy a DSLR.

  2. I've been eyeing that one Ms.M! 😍 iPhone user din ako pero I fell in love with the quality of it's camera. My boyfriend worked at Huawei before and he highly recommended that unit. Matagal ko na din balak bumili niyan kaya ipon ipon lang muna ako. Haha. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yan magandang pag-ipunan panalo sa specs.bongga! 👍

  4. Oh my gosh Ms Martha, I am greatly considering this phone. I am glad you posted this because looking for one that takes great photos that I can upload to my Instagram immediately. Hay salamat, thank heavens for your review. Ganda rin ng selfie mo (You look gorgeous! ) and the flatlays....WOWW!!!!.

  5. I am a big fan of big screen cellphones Ms. Martha :) The quality of the camera is good for taking pictures for instragam :) As for the front cam, ang ganda din you look so pretty sa ms martha :)

  6. ganyan phone ng ate ko and super ganda!! gustong gusto ko ung cam nyan! ganda mg selfie! laki ng size and andami pang offers na surely unlimited! I love your pics madam! kaya pala magaganda! ganda din ng phone!

  7. Haven't tried Huawei yet but I am eyeing to have one. The camera is really cool. I think eto na gagamitin ko over my iphone. Yay!

  8. My mom has this and she can't keep herself from taking selfies.

  9. Love love this phone. Almost a year and it's still good! If you like photography guys, highly recommend Huawei P9!

  10. I use this too and it's amazing :-D

  11. As I can see in your selfie po, this mobile unit has the finest image resolution. One of the good reason to consider buying this product. Lalo na selfie is life.

  12. It's so aesthetically pleasing! I love the rose gold-ish color. The price is reasonable considering the fact that this phone sure has a lot of good specs. I'm a huge fan of smart phones that have cameras that take amazing photos even without any touch ups and changes in the settings. This says a lot. Thanks for this, Ms. Martha! I'd also recommend it to friends. Thumbs up for Huawei P9.

  13. Gusto kong bumili pero wala akong pera hehehe eto pala ang sikreto mo sa malinaw na selfie ate martha! Ang sarap pag ipunan neto 😊


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